Joe Biden celebrated his 78th birthday on Friday, November 20. Is it serious to be president at 78? “It can be serious but he was playing against someone who is 74 years old. His most serious candidate during the Democratic primaries was Bernie Saunders who celebrated his 79th birthday in September. I would think that in September. when the United States faces a crisis unprecedented in its history, a health crisis, an economic crisis, Joe Biden can be a patriarch, a grandfather, someone who has seen, someone who bears witness to a a time when we did politics differently and we were not in the extreme polarization and violence that we have known these last four years “, argues David Cassan.
Joe Biden had a difficult life, how does that help him today? “48 years ago, he celebrated his 30th birthday, he had just been elected senator and was preparing to assume his office as senator as he was preparing to assume his office as president now. A few days before Christmas, his wife put the children in the station wagon, they go to look for a tree, except that the car is hit by a truck. His wife is declared dead in the hospital and their 13 month old daughter too. Joe Biden will have to take care of his two boys who are very small and seriously injured. He becomes the senator to whom the worst possible drama has happened. Immediately, this story will become a political asset: ‘You are suffering, I know what it feels like to suffer’, can he claim to say “, testifies David Cassan.